Free fall, spring CNA classes at M State

September 12, 2023

Minnesota State Community and Technical College will again be hosting free Certified Nursing Assistant courses as part of the Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work initiative.

M State has previously hosted free CNA courses multiple times as a part of the Next Generation initiative, which offers resources and support to Minnesotans pursuing a CNA certification to work in a long-term or senior care facility in Minnesota. The initiative covers costs for tuition, fees and materials.

Nearly 208 students have already completed their CNA classes at M State as part of the initiative, and the college has been approved by the state to offer more such classes this fall and upcoming spring. The classes are coordinated by M State’s Workforce Development Solutions division, which specializes in the skills and technology training needed to meet regional workforce demands.

M State’s Moorhead, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes campuses will host classes this fall, as follows:

  • Moorhead, Sept. 26 – Oct. 26
  • Fergus Falls, Sept. 26 – Oct. 26
  • Detroit Lakes, Sept. 26 – Nov. 16  

Dates are yet to be set for the spring classes. For more information, visit or email BreAnna Tracy at Workforce Development Solutions, at